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The Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition is Coming!

Start preparing to log Pitcairn Island, the least populous national jurisdiction in the world and the spot where, in 1790, mutineers from The Bounty settled after famously burning the ship. The VP6R DXpedition to the small volcanic island is scheduled for October 18 to November 1. DX Engineering is a proud equipment sponsor of the DXpedition. The 14-operator team will be using the DX Engineering custom designed and fabricated 90-foot top-loaded 160M vertical antenna originally built for the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition.

From the VP6R team’s official website: “We are near the bottom of our solar cycle. This makes good, efficient low band operation a must for every DXpedition. The Pitcairn Island DXpedition team takes this very seriously, and we bring one of the most experienced teams to the island to meet this challenge. We have carefully selected our equipment, both for transmitting and receiving. We think it (DX Engineering’s antenna) is going to perform very well on 160. The 80 and 40 meter bands will be covered by two full-sized verticals for each band. This will allow simultaneous CW/Digital and phone operation on each band.”

For complete details, visit the VP6R website. And when you’re ready to upgrade your station’s DXing capabilities, DX Engineering has chaser packages featuring transceivers, antennas, linear amplifiers, headsets and more.

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